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“35 Years of Second Chances”

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation presents “35 Years of Second Chances” at the American Correctional Association Winter Conference (Jan 11-15, 2019) On January 14, 2019, the nationally acclaimed TRF Second Chances Program will be recognized at the American Correctional Association’s 2019 Winter Conference in New Orleans. The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental […]

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Fully Charged

Foaled 2000 A very sweet mare who is a lovely copper color with lots of chrome.  She had a career ending injury after only 4 starts, so she never won a race.  She won at life though, because she gets to hang out with her herd in a huge pastures every day.  

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Ready Get Set

Foaled 2012 Ready is a Kentucky boy through and through, he was bred and foaled there 2013, raced most of his races there and now he is retired on our Lexington Farm.  Ready Get Set is a very curious guy and a fun horse to have as an “educator” in our Second Chances program.  

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Heavy Horton

Foaled 2000 Horton is the class clown to the core.  He is the super curious and is always checking pockets for treats. He loves attention from humans and will follow you around to see what is going on.  Horton was injured in his first race and fortunate to come to TRF.  

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Laird Angus

Aka “Ripley” Foaled in 2000 Ripley is the epitome of strong, dark and handsome.  He came to TRF as a rescue and has thrived in our herd.  He is an all-around great horse and farm favorite because is such a gentleman.  He had 18 lifetime starts winning $75,000.  

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Bond Vigilante

Sanctuary Farm, Front Royal, VA  Foaled 2010 This gorgeous gelding is all class with a brilliant mind and confident attitude. This NY bred was a well-known campaigner with 30 starts, including a stakes win at Saratoga earning $487,686 in his lifetime.  

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TRF says Goodbye to Silver Safari

Silver Safari, a successful racehorse who became the face of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s sponsorship program, was humanely euthanized Tuesday, September 25 at the TRF’s Second Chances Farm at the Wallkill State Correctional Facility in New York. The New York-bred Northern Jove gelding was 27 and suffered from terminal cancer.   Trained for all but […]

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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Celebrates 35 years of Saving Thoroughbred Racehorses

2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, the world’s largest equine sanctuary.  The mission of the TRF, founded in 1983, is to save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter. TRF has saved more than 5,000 horses, and it currently cares for over […]

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